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What to Watch for at the Seoul G-20 Summit

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 10:45am to 1:00pm

When: Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Time: 10:45am-1:00pm
Speaker: Lawrence MacDonald, Vice President, Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development
Hosted by: Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Location: KORUS House - 2370 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Contact/RSVP: Adam Wojciechowicz, or (202) 587-6168
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Korean lunch provided

The next G20 summit meeting, which will convene the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies in Seoul, Korea Nov. 11-12, will represent a turning point in the history of global economic leadership and the shift to a more diverse steering body. The gathering will be the first G20 outside the North Atlantic region and the first summit meeting of world economic leaders in a non-G8, former developing, former aid recipient (now a donor) country. As G20 chair for 2010 and host of the November summit, the Republic of Korea is uniquely positioned to call upon its experience transitioning from being one of the world’s poorest countries in the aftermath of war, to a developed, high tech democracy within a generation. While the so-called currency wars are likely to dominate the headlines, the Summit will also consider proposals from two working groups established in Toronto, one on development and one on anti-corruption efforts. These, and the first-ever G20 Civil Society dialogue are likely to be part of the lasting legacy of the Seoul G20 Summit.


Please RSVP directly to Adam Wojciechowicz at or (202) 587-6168.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
10:45am to 1:00pm